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Greek general strike set to bring country to standstill

Greek general strike set to bring country to standstill Public and private sector workers in Greece are set to walk out on a general strike on Wednesday.

Refugees suffer as governments collude to keep them out at all costs

Refugees suffer as governments collude to keep them out at all costs Horror stories from refugee camps in Greece and Libya have revealed the cruelty of the European Union’s (EU) border policies.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

Anti-austerity fury in Greece ahead of strikes against free market reforms

Anti-austerity fury in Greece ahead of strikes against free market reforms Hospital workers, council workers and teachers across Greece were set to march and strike together on Wednesday this week.

Greek right attempt comeback with nationalist rally

Greek right attempt comeback with nationalist rally A mass nationalist march showed the left needs to keep up the fightback

Transport strike in Greece cancels flights and brings trains and buses to a standstill

Transport strike in Greece cancels flights and   brings trains and buses to a standstill Thousands of transport workers in Greece struck on Monday of this week against the left wing Syriza government’s plans to bring in harsh new anti-union laws.

Greece brought to a standstill as workers go on general strike

14 December 2017
A general strike across both the public and private sectors brought Greece to a standstill on Thursday. It was called by the ADEDY and GSEE union federations against austerity and the Syriza government’s attack on the right to strike.

Workers set for new general strike in Greece as Syriza government plans more austerity

30 November 2017
Trade unions in Greece have called a general strike on Thursday 14 December as parliament is set to discuss next year’s budget.

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

08 August 2017
A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

Greek workers strike as MPs debate European Union's austerity demands

23 May 2017
Tens of thousands of workers flooded the streets of central Athens in Greece yesterday, Wednesday, as the country was brought to a standstill by a general strike.

Adults in the room - the inside story on Greece's bailout blackmail

16 May 2017
Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Wednesday—against more austerity that a radical left government was elected to end two years ago.

How we fought the colonels’ coup in Greece—and what it can teach us for today

02 May 2017
Fifty years ago on Friday, Maria Styllou was among those who occupied the Greek embassy in London in response to a coup in Greece. She explains how the coup happened and what it means

As May triggers Article 50, the EU is still no alternative

21 March 2017
New EU attacks on Greek workers and on refugees are a reminder that our task is fight for a left Brexit

The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece

14 March 2017
The weekend of Saturday 18 March will be an international mobilisation against racism across Europe that was initially called by the movement in Greece.

Big anti-racist demos welcome refugee children into Greek schools

03 February 2017
Big demonstrations welcomed around 500 refugee children to school in the port city of Piraeus, near Athens in Greece, last Tuesday.  

Workers in Greece launch general strike as bosses demand brutal austerity

13 December 2016
A general strike in Greece brought the country to a standstill today, Thursday. The strike came in advance of the Greek parliament meeting this Saturday to vote on the conditions of the next bailout.

Greek workers gear up for a general strike

06 December 2016
A general strike of public and private sector workers was set to take place in Greece on Thursday.

Workers across public sector in Greece walk out against Syriza government's austerity

29 November 2016
Public sector workers struck across Greece against austerity measures on Thursday of last week.

General strike in Greece can beat the European Union's austerity programme

18 October 2016
Public sector unions in Greece are gearing up for a new general strike against Syriza’s austerity drive, writes Panos Garganas in Athens

Strike and protests confront Greek Nazis

20 September 2016
Golden Dawn fascists are facing opposition, writes Greek socialist and anti-fascist Giorgos Pittas

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